Rental Retirement Villages Fee Explained

All-Inclusive Retirement Apartments to Rent

Can I Rent in a Retirement Village?

Can you rent in a retirement village? Simply put, the answer is yes. And with our all-inclusive rental retirement fee, it’s never been more straightforward, transparent or flexible to do so.

Residents who choose to reside in one of our rented retirement apartments experience an independent and active way of life. Our rental fees are designed with simplicity in mind, allowing residents to budget in their retirement years, in the full knowledge that our all-inclusive rent is just that.

Our single monthly retirement rental charge, fixed for 12 months, eliminates all the stresses and strains of daily life, meaning no more worrying about those irritating maintenance jobs you keep putting off or those bills that need paying. Our rental pricing simplifies your life and lets you concentrate on the things that matter most.

One Simple, All-Inclusive Monthly Charge

For our rented retirement apartments, our monthly all-inclusive fees include:

  • Three meals a day (with wine at our main lunch meal)
  • All utility bills (excluding your TV licence)
  • All garden and buildings maintenance
  • Buildings insurance
  • Weekly linen laundry service
  • Cleaning of your apartment
  • Council tax
  • Free public Wi-Fi access and computer terminals
  • Free on-site parking
  • All daily refreshments (tea, coffee, juices and home-baked treats)
  • Shared activities and excursions in our mini coach, including regular scheduled trips to local shops
  • 24-hour emergency help and call alarm system
  • Use of all our amenities including guest suite, therapy room, hair salon, coffee lounge, games room, library and of course our extensive gardens


Not only is our pricing transparent (with no hidden maintenance costs or exit fees like many other retirement villages), but our rental agreements are also very flexible, with just 30 days’ notice required should your circumstances or needs change.

In our rental retirement villages, all you have to take responsibility for is your personal telephone bill, your TV package and licence and contents insurance cover.

We do levy a small community charge which is an up-front, one-off payment, for the preparation or redecoration of your apartment, which includes the deep cleaning or replacement of carpets and other furnishings.

Our flexibility even stretches to allowing you to spend one week a year (subject to availability) free of charge at one of our other sites, which currently include Braintree in Essex, Eastbourne in East Sussex, Clevedon in Somerset and most recently, Northampton.

At The Hawthorns rental retirement villages, we believe that there has never been a more convincing argument to rent in your retirement years, and that for too long retirement property developers have not been honest about the pitfalls of purchasing property outright.

If you think one of our rental retirement villages may be the right option for you or a loved one, call our team now for a chat. You can also drop by any of our sites and experience for yourself what a thriving retirement village feels like.